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  • Latest numbers confirm global south as new Catholic center of gravity

    Latest numbers confirm global south as new Catholic center of gravity

    • Oct 22, 2017

    New Catholic population numbers released in advance of today’s 91st World Mission Day confirm that the southern hemisphere, containing most of the so-called “developing world,” has become the new demographic center of gravity of the Church. Today more than two-thirds of all Catholics live outside the West, and that share is growing all the time.

  • Pope Francis’s eight gifts to the USA on his visit one year ago

    Pope Francis’s eight gifts to the USA on his visit one year ago

    • Sep 21, 2016

    When Jorge Mario Bergoglio of Argentina was elected to the papacy in March 2013, he wasn’t well-traveled or especially familiar with the United States — and those were precisely the gifts he brought to his 2015 visit to America, the anniversary of which is this week.

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